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Topics: Poverty, Poverty in India, Poverty threshold Pages: 9 (3598 words) Published: March 7, 2013
List of 10 essays for competitive exams
List of 10 essays for competitive exams on 1. The political and economic implications of the Indo-Iran Gas Pipeline 2. The role played by the United States in promoting/hindering improved relations between India and Pakistan 3. Evaluate poverty eradication programmes in India 4. Is it possible to distinguish between judicial review and judicial activism in India? 5. Social and economic consequences of abolishing child labour in India 6. Discuss in detail "The Internet telephony as an alternative" 7. Short essay on cryogenic engine 8. Explain India's strategic relationship with Russia 9. Essay on strategy of planning in India since 1951 10 Would you say that the implementation of the Panchayati System in the last ten years has led to a real restructuring of the Indian polity? Competitive Exam Essay Topics

1. The political and economic implications of the Indo-Iran Gas Pipeline The recent Indo-lran Gas Pipeline (proposed) agreement has already been showing its political and economic implication. The most important is India's move towards energy security which will be transformed into sustained economic growth. On the part of Iran, it will open its markets to a satisfying neighbourhood which will integrate its economy with India's one of the fastest growing world economy. As it passes through Pakistan, it will gain with charging transit and maintenance costs worth billions of dollars-good for Pakistan's economy. Politically, it is proving one more confidence building measures (CBM) between India and Pakistan to diffuse political tensions in the sub-continent. Recent nuclear standoff of Iran with western powers has also proved Iran coming closer to India to use its contacts to diffuse the crisis while western powers have also approached India to use its good offices to bring Iran to the talking table. It is also a direct implication of growing contacts between Iran & India due to the gas pipeline project. 2. The role played by the United States in promoting/hindering improved relations between India and Pakistan As far as the role of United States of America in promoting or hindering the Indo-Pak relation is concerned, it can be reasonably concluded that it is playing the horse-rider's role or what in Mahabharat called "Sarthi", American pressures on both the sides especially on Kashmir issue one of paramount importance. After resisting any American involvement in its conflict with Islamabad with decade India is now deliberately drawing Washington in Islamabad, believes that the fear of a "nuclear flashpoint" could be used to draw the American in to put pressure on India to negotiate on Kashmir has been shattered. The USA now insists that the LOC must remain inviolable not just from conventional Pakistani military aggression but also terrorist's infiliteration. It has also made it clear that any Indo-Pak dialogue on Kashmir would only follow rather than precede an end to cross border terrorism. India's coercive diplomacy since December 13 has succeeded in mobilising the American power to force Pakistan into new commitment on giving up cross border terrorism. For the final settlement of Kashmir issue and promises made by Musharraf, India must have conducive diplomatic dialogue with USA. 3. Evaluate poverty eradication programmes in India

Calorie consumption expenditure level is an important method to determine poverty line in India. Per capita daily calorific minimum has been defined as 2,400 calories villages and 2,100 calories in cities. If we consider this on the basis of sex, a very rough average for the required intake is 3,900 for working women. Though this method appears to be a foolproof method, there are some built in glitches? Since this particular measures of poverty is based only on consumption of food, access to innumerable other essentials is ignored. Adequate fuel, clothing, housing, drinking water, sanitation, health and education are just a few of the many...
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